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How WebZenitude got their zen on by migrating to UpCloud

WebZenitude is a small French company working, in English and French, with customers everywhere in the world. Our two offerings consist of WinTheDeals, a high-performance EspoCRM hosting with dedicated services, and Zolandia, a high-quality Zulip hosting.

We employ the mindset of Japanese craftsmen by seeking simplicity and quality in everything we do. We often work with the customer’s sales teams doing our best to help them achieve the best results in the simplest way possible.

Previous challenges

If the word Zen stands out to you in our company name WebZenitude, it is not by a chance. For us, the concept of zen correlates with that of continuous improvement, quality, minimalism, and the fight against waste.

We apply this philosophy in our work and thus have long been looking for an appropriate cloud infrastructure to use for our customers. In most cases, our suppliers never fully met our expectations. Some of them were priced cheaply but showed a need for improvement in support. Others were very large providers with a plethora of offers and, unfortunately, too often, a rather indifferent way of managing their customers. Not so on UpCloud.

We were, therefore, searching for a certain perfection in the supplier, with proven quality, easy to use interface, and a sufficient offer to support us in our development and improvement efforts without being drowned in a plethoric of confusing offers.

Hosting on UpCloud

Our product offerings, WinTheDeals and Zolandia, are set up on several dedicated cloud servers in Frankfurt, London and Chicago. UpCloud’s infrastructure makes it very easy for our customers to choose the location of their servers. Our data is also systematically secured using the automated backups, which is now an integral element of our procedures.

We’ve also begun to test the UpCloud web application firewall and are very satisfied with its features. We get the feeling that we are rediscovering the possibilities of the physical Linux servers, that we used to work with a long time ago on the front end of a Windows infrastructure.

Furthermore, we particularly appreciate that UpCloud is a European company on a human scale, but with a global infrastructure. We see this offering many advantages, including greater data protection guarantees.

Improvements

Although we haven’t used UpCloud for very long and are discovering more a little by little every week, we are already able to draw our first assessments. Their minimalistic and powerful user interface works well for our purposes. System response times are constant and excellent, UpCloud truly fulfils its promises and commitments.

In addition, UpCloud provides complete transparency regarding incidents. It allows us to monitor any impacts on our customers in real-time. We are glad to have migrated to UpCloud, a company that shares much of our values and views. In particular, we trust that UpCloud is a company that strives for excellence.

Future plans

We plan to continually improve by further exploring the technical possibilities afforded by UpCloud’s cloud infrastructure. For example, we will soon begin testing the new HDD Block Storage offering.

We’re also planning to make our infrastructure more homogeneous and coherent, relying more and more on UpCloud. This will allow us to better simplify it (minimalism), maintain it (5S), improve it (Kaizen), automate it (just-in-time), and make it more profitable (no Muda).

Locations

Helsinki (HQ)

In the capital city of Finland, you will find our headquarters, and our first data centre. This is where we handle most of our development and innovation.

London

London was our second office to open, and a important step in introducing UpCloud to the world. Here our amazing staff can help you with both sales and support, in addition to host tons of interesting meetups.

Singapore

Singapore was our 3rd office to be opened, and enjoys one of most engaged and fastest growing user bases we have ever seen.

Seattle

Seattle is our 4th and latest office to be opened, and our way to reach out across the pond to our many users in the Americas.